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TTIP? No, thanks!
How big multinationals try to fool civilians, again!
Matthijs Pontier, Piratenpartij
Problems in EU
• Too much top-down
• Lack of democratic control
• Too much power with too many people
 Lobbyists’ paradise
TTIP: Treaty against civilians
• Lobbyists behind closed doors
• Protects interests multinationals
• Commission: ‘TTIP = A...
‘Market Harmonization’ EU-US
• Less restrictions on fracking
• Less restrictions on GMO’s
• Makes turning back privatizati...
Economic Costs/Benefits TTIP
• Most positive scenario EU:
0,48% economic growth in 2027
– > not even 0,05% per year!!
• Co...
Capaldo (UN Global Policy Model)
Race to the
bottom
Trading away our democracy
• Germany: Phasing out nuclear energy (3,7bn)
• Canada: Prohibition shale gas winnings (250m)
•...
TTIP
There is no planet B
Thanks!
• @Matthijs85
• Matthijs Pontier
• matthijs@piratenpartij.nl
TTIP: How multionationals try to fool civilians, again!
TTIP: How multionationals try to fool civilians, again!
TTIP: How multionationals try to fool civilians, again!
TTIP: How multionationals try to fool civilians, again!
TTIP: How multionationals try to fool civilians, again!
TTIP: How multionationals try to fool civilians, again!
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TTIP: How multionationals try to fool civilians, again!

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TTIP: How multionationals try to fool civilians, again!
1. TTIP? No, thanks! How big multinationals try to fool civilians, again! Matthijs Pontier, Piratenpartij
2. Problems in EU • Too much top-down • Lack of democratic control • Too much power with too many people  Lobbyists’ paradise
3. TTIP: Treaty against civilians • Lobbyists behind closed doors • Protects interests multinationals • Commission: ‘TTIP = ACTA through backdoor’ • At the expense of: – Civil rights – Environment – Democracy
4. ‘Market Harmonization’ EU-US • Less restrictions on fracking • Less restrictions on GMO’s • Makes turning back privatizations impossible • Stricter copyright laws • Stricter patent laws
5. Economic Costs/Benefits TTIP • Most positive scenario EU: 0,48% economic growth in 2027 – > not even 0,05% per year!! • Costs according to OFSE report: 47 billion – Reduction trade barrier tariffs: 30 billion – Changes labour market: 10 billion – Less taxes: 7 billion
6. Capaldo (UN Global Policy Model)
7. Race to the bottom
8. Trading away our democracy • Germany: Phasing out nuclear energy (3,7bn) • Canada: Prohibition shale gas winnings (250m) • Philip Morris in Uruguay (2bn) – BBP Uruguay: 60 miljard  >3%!! • Civilians pay through tax • Tribunal puts trade above everything Also above human rights and environment
9. TTIP
10. There is no planet B
11. Thanks! • @Matthijs85 • Matthijs Pontier • matthijs@piratenpartij.nl

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TTIP: How multionationals try to fool civilians, again!

  1. 1. TTIP? No, thanks! How big multinationals try to fool civilians, again! Matthijs Pontier, Piratenpartij
  2. 2. Problems in EU • Too much top-down • Lack of democratic control • Too much power with too many people  Lobbyists’ paradise
  3. 3. TTIP: Treaty against civilians • Lobbyists behind closed doors • Protects interests multinationals • Commission: ‘TTIP = ACTA through backdoor’ • At the expense of: – Civil rights – Environment – Democracy
  4. 4. ‘Market Harmonization’ EU-US • Less restrictions on fracking • Less restrictions on GMO’s • Makes turning back privatizations impossible • Stricter copyright laws • Stricter patent laws
  5. 5. Economic Costs/Benefits TTIP • Most positive scenario EU: 0,48% economic growth in 2027 – > not even 0,05% per year!! • Costs according to OFSE report: 47 billion – Reduction trade barrier tariffs: 30 billion – Changes labour market: 10 billion – Less taxes: 7 billion
  6. 6. Capaldo (UN Global Policy Model)
  7. 7. Race to the bottom
  8. 8. Trading away our democracy • Germany: Phasing out nuclear energy (3,7bn) • Canada: Prohibition shale gas winnings (250m) • Philip Morris in Uruguay (2bn) – BBP Uruguay: 60 miljard  >3%!! • Civilians pay through tax • Tribunal puts trade above everything Also above human rights and environment
  9. 9. TTIP
  10. 10. There is no planet B
  11. 11. Thanks! • @Matthijs85 • Matthijs Pontier • matthijs@piratenpartij.nl

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